The filming was fairly straightforward — a staffer pointed a camera at an opposing team’s coaches from across the field.
38. LeSean McCoy, running back, Bills (31): McCoy was something of a disappointment in his first season in Buffalo with just 895 yards and three rushing TDs while missing four games. But McCoy’s unpredictable comments to the media and his penchant for sketchy incidents off the field continue to leave him in the spotlight.
“Nine out of 10 former players wake up each day to nagging aches and pains that they attribute to football. About eight in 10 report that the pain lasts most of the day. Among younger retirees aged 30 to 49, one third say their work lives are limited in some way by the after-effects of injury,” write the authors. “Retired players are much less likely than their age peers in the general population to rate their health as excellent or good, and nearly 30% of NFL retirees rate their health as only ‘fair’ or ‘poor.’”
The league’s younger alumni, age 30 to 49, are “five times as likely” as their non-NFL age counterparts to have problems with mobility and strength, from walking stairs to lifting objects, and 15 percent of this group are “unable to work as a result of football-related disabilities.”
And it had gone on for nearly a decade — since Belichick took over the Pats in 2000, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell later revealed.
It was so obvious, the Pats were busted several times before Spygate erupted, including a year earlier, during a 35-0 thrashing of Green Bay.
The Packers spotted Pats video assistant Matt Estrella — who was also shooting the video during the Jets game the next season — shooting unauthorized video from the sidelines. He was asked to leave — then was spotted doing it from a tunnel, which got him booted from Lambeau Field.
Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming. Will the Redskins get Kirk Cousins signed to a long-term dealIt’s hard to imagine something finally giving way after years of stalled negotiations. The team can get by with franchise-tagging him one more time but they need a plan going forward if it’s not going to be Cousins. Allen needs some work before he can step onto an NFL field, but his upside is tantalizing enough for a team that can redshirt him for a year to grab him.